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Want to mess around with a resin 3D printer? Can affort the $5000,- pricetag (inclusive accessoires)? Who doesn't right. If my administration would let me do these things i probably buy one today. Why? Because it's a stunning piece of technology if you'd ask me. These SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers, print faster and with higher resolution. But does the company now offer really strong material? To build mechanical parts.. .i don't know. Maybe one day i get me that SL1 3D printer Prusa Research if offering. That printer with all the accessoires will set you back a stunning $2200,-. Alot of money if it's for your hobby. If you own a bussiness involving 3D printing, the purchase of these printers makes only sense. Or do we have to buy a Stratasys, or even EOS 3D printer? Mmm... .maybe a good idea for my next drink-coaster.. Use this coaster to put down your favorite drink. And enjoy an all-round good brand; cause formlabs in my opinion really is.
This is a standard size coaster (100 by 100 by 5 mm), to fit in my coasterholder:
have printed this model in Ultimaker white PLA, with an 0.4mm nozzle. My resolution was 0.15mm and i used 10% infill, to speed up the printing time. I also have set my printspeed at 70mm/s. The extruder temperature was 210 degrees Celcius, and heated bed was 60 degrees Celcius.
I picked a logo from my browser and have put it in svg format in inktscape. Opened the svg file in blender and made it a 3D object. In meshmixer i have repaired the file; and erased some aspects. In meshmixer i have also added a coaster. Than i have merged the coaster with the picture after scaling the picture. Saved it as a STL file and sliced it for printing. Cause the model has still some issues even after repairing it in meshmixer; i have decided to export it into Netfabb Online Service. This is an app i discovered recently after using MakePrintable. Cause MakePrintable in my opion only gives us 3 procedures of fixing an STL file and, with Netfabb Online Service the frequency of STL fix procedures is unlimited, my choice was clear. It worked well for me and i could slice the model without any problems.
If you would like to know how i design a 2D picture (google) into a 3D model.
Use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6cmClwLhz8 (video is under 6 min.)
2D to 3D in Blender
use this link to download blender for free: https://www.blender.org/download/
use this link to download inkscape for free: https://inkscape.org/nl/download/